TV DivaGal hunkered down for three hours of the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Here’s my snap judgments thoughts while watching the show.
Host Jimmy Fallon did an opening number in the form of Glee as he and stars of the comedy-nominated series entered a local show choir contest to win enough to buy tickets to the show (is Fox really that cheap?). To have enough contestants, they picked up Tina Fey, John Hamm, John McHale and others along the way (though they gave the slip to Kate Gosselin, smart!) The opening was kind of expected. But we did get our Betty White in the first three minutes of the show.
So the five categories of TV: Comedy, Drama, Reality, Variety and Movie and Mini-Series are introduced in video game intros. Isn’t that what’s stealing viewers away from TV?
Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet wins the first performer award of the night for Best Supporting Actor, Comedy Series. Was his co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson crying because he was happy for Eric, or because he didn’t win?
Not surprisingly, Jane Lynch takes home the award for Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Series for her standout work on Glee. And Jane made sure to thank her her lord and creator, Glee series creator Ryan Murphy.
I didn’t even get the Matthew Perry/Lauren Graham gay guy joke. But George Clooney hooking up with everyone on Modern Family? Priceless.
Byran Cranston gets his third consecutive win. For Best Actor, Drama for Breaking Bad. Crystal meth does a TV career good.
Kyra Sedgwick adds a little drama to the night by winning Best Actress, Drama for The Closer. Sorry Julianna!
Kinda loved Jimmy’s tribute to shows no longer on the air. Elton, Boyz II Men and Green Day, he did you proud.
Amazing Race finally gets knocked off its perch as Outstanding Reality-Competition Program by Top Chef. That’s because viewers got really hungry.
Ah Ricky Gervais. He always knows just when you need a drink in the middle of an awards ceremony and brought out the beers.
Did the academy really think 30 seconds would be long enough for Al Pacino to accept the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or A Movie for You Don’t Know Jack? I think not. And you don’t start playing Al Pacino off!
It’s Mad Men, again, for Best Series, Drama. How many more years before the ad agency goes all flower power? I want to see that wardrobe influence come back in style at the awards.
And Modern Family wins for Best Series, Comedy. I hope it’s a warm night when Sofia Vergara streaks naked down Sunset.
Until next year!